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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NonDead Concerts

Great thread...

Saw a bunch of shows at a place called the Fireman's Kitchen in Hickory NC. Small place - holds about 50 or so people. Here's some of what I saw there... Tom Constanten, John Hartford, Tony Rice w/ Jerry Douglas & Byron House, Peter Rowan, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Psychograss, Darrell Scott.

Saw Bela Fleck with Tony Trishka at a venue that held about 120 people.

Saw several of the Bluegrass Sessions shows - the coolest was at the Birchmere in Alxandria VA.

Saw Tony Rice & David Grisman a couple of times at another small venue (350 seats) in Hickory NC. Others I saw there... Acoustic Hot Tuna, Welch & Rawlings, Rice Rowan Marshall & Anger, Peter Rowan w/ various folks, Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall, Doc Watson, Victor Wooten.

Probably the coolest was a pair of shows in Charlotte NC featuring Johnny Cash. He was (as Letterman said) the walking definition of cool!

These are just some I can recall off the top of my head.
The Grateful Dead was always the best though.

Hopefully someday I will get around to transferring some of these tapes to CD...




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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NonDead Concerts

Hey dogs, thanks for reminding me - Peter Rowen and JErry Douglas. LOVE that sweet sound of Jerry's Dobro - he's the master. I knew PEte's songs but had no idea how great he is until I saw him live.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:38pm
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Jerry D, imho probably the best musician alive today...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:43pm
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Won't argue that he is without a doubt THE master of the Dobro. Amazing how he has his hands in everything too. Dude plays it super cool too. Amazing to watch and listen.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:47pm
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And how!!!

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:51pm
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My vote goes to Tommy Emmanuel. Jerry Douglas is a super-duper hot picker. My wife's uncle has the same name...too funny!

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:52pm
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Tommy Emmanuel? Gotta brain cramp, name's familiar but I'm not placing it...

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:01pm
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http://www.sierranevada.com/bigroom/videohighlights.html

Check-out both bands I've just plugged, at the link above...

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:11pm
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OK Tommy Emmanuel, Aussie guy right? I see that show on pbs friday nights after Austin City Limits. Had Roy Rogers last week.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 1, 2006 12:16am
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Yes! You are correct. PBS tapes the show at Sierra Nevada Brewery. BUT, only some PBS stations run the show.

The sessions they have taped so far, have not done justice to the venue. It's really cool and intimate. PLUS, pitchers are $8 and the food is great.

Just by coincidence, my local PBS station played the Ford Brothers show tonight. I watched the entire show. Itis the best one they've taped. Totally rockin'...

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:10pm
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Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings , the best slide-blues guitar player i've ever had the privilege to hear
http://www.roy-rogers.com/splash.php

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:44pm
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Saw him open up for Jerry at the Kaiser in 90 ( I think it was 90 ). TORE the place up. I was so impressed.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:24pm
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Hey Dogs - You and have the same taste. I've noticed a slant toward electric music in this forum, which is not suprising. BUT, the acoustic/bluegrass genres are the current home of some of the most talented players one can see. You've named several.


P.S. - Just the shows I've seen in the last 5 years at the Sierra Nevada Big Room are enough to make all of you drool....slurp!

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:28pm
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dogsinapile! -- acoustic Hot Tuna in such a small venue -- that must have been something special. I only saw them in a larger venue which crushed the acoustics. You've been treated to some fine nectar of shows -- it's real food for the soul, isn't it? -- thanks for sharing - Ashes

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:40pm
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That stinks Ashes. I've seen them many times, a lot of times in pretty small venues. Where'd you see them?

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:56pm
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Worcester, MA - I think it was "Mechanics Hall" -- coulda been great but somebody screwed up and left them without enough amps, speakers, etc. - Also saw them at a couple of summer "shed" venues as either a warm-up act or between sets with the same results - the acoustic guitar was no match for the environment, but I could see the chemistry between them and how awesome it could have been -- I'd trade a dozen Clapton shows to have seen them once in the right environment. -- Ashes

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:20pm
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Oh yeah they are truly great. I hope you get the chance. I've probably seen them 20-30 times between SF and Colorado. Mostly small venues. Hey I have a somewhat dark and grainy ( but still WAY watchable and way worth watching ) DVD of that legendary Fillmore show they did with Kanter, Papa John, Grace Slick, Will Scarlett but I have no way to copy DVD. 3-4-88 is the date and it's a GREAT show if you haven't heard it. It's the one that inspired the not so inspired Airplane reunion. If you want I'd be happy to send it to you if you send it back. Unfortunatly it's missing the second half because the damn VHS I copied it from got ate. I still have that too in case I ever find someone who can splice.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:59pm
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johnnyonthespot - thanks for the offer. How about I take a rain-check and see if I can find it on-line or via another means? - I'll let you know if I make any progress. - Ashes

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:32pm
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Sure. I've never seen it anywhere though. Let me know. Hope I didn't scare you regarding the quality because I think it is good enough to watch.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 30, 2006 9:16pm
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johnnyonthespot: ..I didn't mean to mislead you -- nothing to do with quality -- remember I grew up with 20th generation cassette tapes -- nothing can hold back the Muse@

I am going to check with at least one (possibly two) contact in the industry who may possibly have access to the complete show or at least know where to search for it. Either one of them could possibly point us in the direction of getting the VHS fixed as well. I never knew about that show though unfortunately I did catch the "not so inspired reunion" --- they were turning down Jorma's guitar when I saw them back here on the east coast--one of the weirder things I have ever witnessed. -- do you remember that?

I look forward to seeing the show. Shoot me an email at: jerri1031-dp3ATyahooDOTcom. Thanks a lot, -- Ashes

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 11:03pm
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I used to be an Airplane Fiend! But never got to see them in the day of course. I saw the Airplane reunion at the Greek, Concord pavillion, Fillmore West ( reopened not back in the day of course - too young ), free show in GG Park THEN saw my second Dead show at Shoreline ( talk about a long day ). Anyway, I think Jorma took a hike before that tour even started. From what I've heard ( rumour ) him and Jack barely even showed up for any rehearsals for the album. Couldn't figure out why all the cheesy hired guns at the time - infighting again I'm sure. What I do remember is tripping my ass off at the Greek and during the Hot Tuna set having an OLDER chick turn to me and ask " who are these people?" in a pissy attitude as if she expected We Built this City. Also remember at the Concord show Jorma lying on the drum riser ( right in front of the BASS drum and this is Kenny Arnoff mind you that guy plays loud )during Balins Miracles. At the time I figured he was protesting. Maybe they turned him down but my feeling still is he was there for the $.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 30, 2006 11:29pm
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...well, I don't know the deal but some really negative stuff was pouring off that stage. Did you send me an email so I can follow-up with you over the weekend? - Ashes

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 11:36pm
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sending it now

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Nov 30, 2006 4:56pm
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The Acoustic Hot Tuna was in November 2000. Great show in a great venue. Made a DAT soundboard that night. Haven't listened to it years - maybe I'll pull it out this weekend...